• Terms of directors extended to four years from three
  • Arthur Miller of Goldman Sachs named vice chair for 2017

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board named former S&P Global Inc. executive Colleen Woodell as chair, effective Oct. 1.

Woodell, who served as chief credit officer of global corporate and government ratings succeeds Nat Singer, the senior managing director at Swap Financial Group. Arthur Miller, managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., will serve as vice chair, the $3.7 trillion municipal market’s self-regulator said in a statement. The terms of the chair and vice chair are one year.

New board members include J. Anthony Beard, the chief financial officer of Atlanta; Robert Clarke Brown, treasurer of Case Western Reserve University; Julia H. Cooper, director of finance for San Jose; Jerry W. Ford, president of Ford & Associates Inc.; Kemp J. Lewis, a managing director of Raymond James & Associates and Edward J. Sisk, a managing director of Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit. 

The board positions have been extended to four years from three, an action approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission -- which oversees the MSRB -- earlier this year in an attempt to smooth transitions between members.

The board, comprised of 11 independent public members and 10 members from firms regulated by the MSRB, sets policies and oversees the operations of the organization.

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